Other Services

Bridgwater Hospital Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

What are minor injuries?

The nearest Minor Injury Unit is at Bridgwater Community Hospital. 

Bridgwater Community Hospital
Bower Lane

Phone 01278 436555

X-ray is available at Bridgwater MIU during these times:

  • 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 5pm weekends

To find another Minor Injury Unit go to the Somerset NHS Trust website.

Somerset Acute Community Eyecare Scheme (ACES)

ACES is a free service available to all patients registered with a Somerset GP. The service provides patients experiencing recently occurring medical eye conditions with appropriate treatment closer to home. The service is provided by local optometrists with the specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work at a locally approved opticians.

Somerset Dental Helpline

From Friday 29 April 2022 people living in Somerset, who are not registered with a dental practice, should call NHS 111 if they need urgent treatment or advice.

Following an initial call with a call handler, the person may be put through to a dental nurse who will advise on next steps. This could range from general self-care advice to an urgent appointment being booked within 48 hours.  More information here.

Contraceptive and Sexual Health Services (SWISH)

Part of the NHS offering free and confidential services.  Click here for more information.

Tel:  0300 1245010

Mental Health Support

Click for mental health support options in Somerset and beyond. 

HANDi App - phone app to help management of childhood illness

HANDi has been developed by the paediatric team at Musgrove Park Hospital to provide expert support to parents/carers and medical professionals looking after children with the most common childhood illnesses:


- Diarrhoea (gastroenteritis)

- Chesty child (wheeze and asthma)

- Chesty baby (bronchiolitis)

- High temperature

- Abdominal pain

- Common newborn problems


Download for iPhone

Download for Android

Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership

Stay Active, Stay Healthy!

Achieving healthier and happier communities in Somerset through physical activity. Contact us on 01823 653990. 

Last Updated

This page was last updated on 11/01/2024.